Taking their name from an Orobo word meaning to ‘be strong’, London’s afrobeat collective KOKOROKO more than sonically live up to their name.
Featuring a seismic horn section, guitar, keys, drums and percussion, plus the enchanting vocals of frontwomen Sheila, Cassie and Richie, the band have received critical acclaim from BBC 6 Music, 1Xtra, Afropunk, Clash & NPR as well as clocking up over 40m views on YouTube.
KOKOROKO are a leading force of the London jazz community, while also crafting out their own original sound that The Guardian says is
“a perfect blend of West African rhythms and improvisatory flair.”
KOKOROKO return to Bristol in 2021 following their sold out show at the Trinity Centre last year with the brilliant new single ‘Baba Ayoola’ released on Brownswood Recordings.
This is a standing show at SWX Bristol.
Plus Support TBC
Age: 14+ (Under 16 to be accompanied by Adults)
This is a standing Bristol Beacon Presents show at SWX, 15 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2JY
This event has been rescheduled due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.
The event will now take place on Wed 23 Mar 22. All existing tickets for the event originally taking place on Sat 17 May 21 remain valid for the new date.
We thank all customers for their ongoing patience and support during this time. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus FAQs page.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.